Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX55 (3 inch LCD) and FX33 (2.5 inch LCD) point-and-shoots, available in silver, black, blue and brown (Availability of models and colors may differ depending on the country), incorporate Panasonic’s revolutionary Intelligent Image Stabilization technologies, but, now these also have Face Detection and Intelligent Scene Selector. But, before that, note that FX55 and Fx33 are 8.1-megapixels cameras, with a 28mm wide-angle Leica DC lens of 3.6x optical zoom (more than the usual 3x). Featuring the Venus Engine III, which supports a new High Sensitivity mode – up to ISO 6400, the cameras can shoot in low light without a flash. DMC-FX33 is compatible with a marine case for underwater shooting.
The new Intelligent Auto Mode is divided into:
- Intelligent Scene Selector, which automatically selects the appropriate scene mode from Portrait, Scenery, Macro, Night Scenery and Night Portrait
- Continuous Auto-focus, which allows the camera to maintain focus on the subject
- Face Detection System, which sets auto exposure and focuses on the detected faces (up to 15 human faces)
The Panasonic cameras take clear, crisp images due to the combination of anti-shake and Intelligent ISO Control.
Beginning with September 2007, DMC-FX55 will be available at a price of $349.95 and the DMC-FX33 at $299.95.
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